Media Studies

Cambridge Technical Diploma in Media

Mayfield is delighted to offer this Level 3 Cambridge Technical qualification (equivalent to an A Level), for Sixth Form students.

It is an ideal qualification for students who want to study media, including an introduction to different aspects of digital technology, allowing them to learn and be assessed in a manner that is practical and relevant to the media sector.  The qualification was developed in close collaboration with industry, and it is designed to give students the practical and creative skills that transfer easily into the workplace. 

During the two-year course, students take six units, made up of one core and five optional units. The core unit provides an understanding of media institutions, products, production processes and technologies. Students then complete five units from the range of optional units on offer, to continue developing their practical and creative skills in key areas of the media sector such as script writing, producing audio-visual products, planning an advertising campaign, developing ideas for adaptations, and pitching it to clients. 

This qualification will introduce students to key areas of the media sector such as printed and online media, TV and film, radio and music, games design, and animation.  It will also enable them to develop a range of other desirable skills including research, project management, co-operative group work, and independent learning.

What opportunities does this subject offer for University and careers?

1. Higher education courses.  This qualification has a UCAS tariff of up to 56 UCAS points – depending on the grade awarded - which could supplement additional A Levels for entry to degree programmes.

2. Entry into a wide range of Media careers, for example publishing, gaming or advertising.

3. Further education in specific areas of media e.g. print and e-publishing, TV and film, radio, music and sound, games design, and animation.  

4. An apprenticeship and/or training opportunity at Level 3 (advanced) or Level 4 (Higher).  

Head of Department

Mr John Doy

Mr John Doy, who is also Head of Sixth Form and a Teacher of English, has an English degree from Oxford University and a PGCE from King’s College London. Mr Doy previously worked as Head of English and Director of Academic Performance at Seaford College.